Man, we’ve gotten buried a a barrage of non-stop that we’ve neglected some our favorite mainstays. Case in point, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

This — which has pretty much set the standard for city-oriented festivals in the U.S. — is set to take place April 25-27 and May 1-4. Here are a few of the bigger names making appearances this year:

The , Stevie Wonder, , , , ,
, , , , , Krall,
, , ,
(and many more after the jump)

They’ve released the set times for all seven days of the festival, hooking us up their scheduling “Cubes” to help us wade through the enormous mess of artists and bands:

Friday 4/25
Saturday 4/26
Sunday 4/27

Thursday 5/1
Friday 5/2
Saturday 5/3
Sunday 5/4

Like other massive festivals, this can be a bit overwhelming to properly. Try as you might, you probably just can’t check out every band your little desires. Of course, is great in the sense that even when you get off track, you’re bound to wander into some bar or by a random street corner and catch a great show by musicians you may have never even heard.

Anybody going this year?


Here’s a full list of artists:

The , Stevie Wonder, , , , , , , , , , Krall, , , , , Steel , , , , , , , , , & Spearhead, , with , Rebirth Brass Band, , Tower of Power, , , , , , , , , Bela Fleck and , , , , The Trio, , , with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, , John P. Kee & the New Life Community Choir, Cowboy , , , Sr. and the Greater St. Stephen Choir, , , Voices of the Allstars, , , Carolina Chocolate Drops, , & Orleans Ave., , , , Henry Butler, Beausoleil avec , ’s “Rare Gathering,” Lee Boys, Harlem Blues and Jazz Band, , Jackson Southernaires, , , and thousands more!


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